Friday, August 31, 2012

John Hopkins Researchers Make Stem Cells From Blood Cells

John Hopkins researchers develop a new way to create stem cells from adult blood cells that could one day lead to all sorts of new treatments.
By Kevin Lee

Stem cells are a miraculous cellular material that can be used to repair nerve damage, or even grow brand new organs. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital may have discovered a new way to create stem cells using your very own blood cells. This newly developed method could actually revert adult red blood cells back into stem cells as though they came from a 6-day-old embryo.

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